The U.K. has a huge and dedicated fan based for its preferred spectator sports. Football (a.k.a. soccer) is by far the most popular and highest grossing sport in the U.K. Rugby and cricket follow closely in terms of popularity but athletics, motorsport, golf, horseracing, tennis, swimming, and cycling all play vital roles in the makeup of sports and recreation in the U.K.
The U.K. has a rich culture based on thousands of years of history. Galleries, museums, castles and historical sites dot the land showcasing the brilliant history of the land and it’s people. The architecture alone is enough to draw crowds to the U.K. As it rains so often, most of the attractions and activities have been tailored to the wet climate, so don’t fret. There are theme parks, interactive museums, busy beaches, playgrounds, established parks, horseback riding and more.
England is a cyclist’s dream. Despite the 60 million people crammed into a fairly small land, there is still mile after mile of bike tracks through sweeping hills and along picturesque coastlines. Hundreds of miles of cycle paths also go along major roads with dedicated bike lanes. London also has many green spaces which are best enjoyed on two wheels and many places rent out bikes by the hour or day.
Being invented in Scotland, golf is naturally very big in the U.K. There are superb courses all over. The latter are generally easy enough to get into and just require a green fee and club hire. The Lancashire coast in the north of the country has some of the best courses, such as the Open Championship venues of Royal Liverpool, Royal Birkdale, and Royal Lytham St Anne’s. Stapleford Park in the East Midlands is another venue with championship courses and lots of other activities available.